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If you’re new to Yorkshire see what it has to offer on our Introduction page.

We have now added more than 1,000 places to our A to Y Gazetteer of Yorkshire. We've listed the cities and towns and now many of the villages, with links to pages providing more information or to pinpoint villages on our unique Yorkshire map.

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And look below for our frequently updated page with some of our newest items about Yorkshire issues and events in more detail .......

Season finale at Beverley Races

Beverley RacecourseBeverley racecourse in the East Riding of Yorkshire reaches its 2023 season finale this Tuesday (September 26).

An action-packed afternoon of seven races starts with the first race at 2.15pm and the last race is at 5.45pm.

More information at the  Beverley Racecourse website.
Find  Beverley racecourse on map.


Marvellous museums

Yorkshire has hundreds of marvellous museums celebrating the region's rich history, its transport, diverse industries and characters from Yorkshire whose names became known across the globe. Some of the museums are of world-class and national importance. We have a selection of some of the best in Yorkshire on our Museums page with links to their websites so that you can check for opening times. You will also find many more museums by looking up cities and towns in our Gazetteer.


York among the most welcoming places on Earth

YorkYork city walls and MinsterThe Shambles, YorkThe city of York has been named among the 10 Most Welcoming Places on Earth 2023 by online travel booking service Booking.com .

The travel company point to the great selection of things to do in the historic medieval-walled city.

York provided a UK destination among the World's 10 most welcoming places which also included Polignano a Mare, Italy; Huallen City, Taiwan; San Sebastian, Spain; Dresden, Germany; Klaipeda, Lithuania; Ushuaia, Argentina; Porto de Galinhas, Brazil; Mexico City, Mexico; and Gold Coast, Australia.

York, at one time the seat of the Emperor of Rome and later a historic Viking settlement, is no stranger to plaudits having in recent years been named as Britain's favourite city in a YouGov poll and a best place in the UK to live by The Sunday Times.


Yorkshire mixture

Here are links to a few favourite pages at Yorkshire.guide:

Cities Largest towns and cities Population Gazetteer Abbeys Castles Film locations Heritage Coast Heritage railways Highest mountains Historic Houses North Pennines North York Moors Museums Peak District Racecourses Seaside York Yorkshire Dales Yorkshire football Railway stations

On Ilkla Moor Baht ’at

If you’re from Yorkshire you will probably recognise our background picture as the Cow and Calf Rocks on Ilkley Moor, famous as the location of the Yorkshire dialect anthem "On Ilkla Moor Baht ’at". More on Ilkley.

Yorkshire news topics


Selby and Ainsty by-election 2023: Labour overturns big Conservative majority

Help for business: South Yorkshire location for Government's first Investment Zone

Flying Scotsman visit by King Charles: Royal train visits the North Yorkshire Moors Railway

End of TransPennine Express: Government taking over on May 29 as TransPennine Trains

Elections 2023: Labour swing leaves one Conservative local authority in Yorkshire

Maunday Thursday service: His Majesty King Charles and the Queen Consort at York Minster

New era for North Yorkshire: Biggest towns will have remote control

Historic Yorkshire changed again: Part of former West Riding involved in Cumbria abolition

Clean air zone for Sheffield: Council also increases electric charge cost

Scenic bus route continues: Britain's best bus journey still running with fare of just £2

Winter wonderland steam: Snowy gala days on the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway

Thornborough Henges: 'Stonehenge of the North' opens to the public

Sheffield on top city break list: South Yorkshire city second on list of 18 European destinations

News archive 2022: News from 2022.

News archive 2021: News from 2021.

News archive 2020: News from 2020.

News archive 2019: News from 2019.

News archive 2018: News from 2018.

News archive 2017: News from 2017.

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